The Legitimization of Violence

The Legitimization of Violence

by David E. Apter (Editor)


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Violence, nationalism, and politics are inextricably linked in such controversial political movements as Neo-Nazism in contemporary Germany and the Shi'ia in Lebanon. By analyzing the diverse factors which lead to violent acts, this volume addresses the complexity and the correlations between politics and violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333637456
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 12/27/1996
Edition description: 1997
Pages: 413
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

David E. Apter is the Henry J. Heinz Professor of Comparative Political and Social Development at Yale University and the Director of the Program for Comparative Development at the Center for Area and International Studies at Yale. He also serves as the Director of the Legitimization of Violence Project of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva.

Table of Contents

Preface - Notes on the Contributors - Political Violence in Analytical Perspective; D.E.Apter - The Maturation of a Cosmocrat and the Building of a Discourse Community: The Case of Shining Path; C.I. Degregori - Politics, Violence, Writing: The Rituals of 'Armed Struggle' in Italy; D.Moss - Violence as Memory and Desire: Neo-Nazism in Contemporary Germany; B.Weaver - Remythologizing Discourses: State and Insurrectionary Violence in Sri Lanka; B.Kapferer - The Lebanese Shi'a and Political Violence; E.Picard - 'Reading' Violence: Ireland; P.Arthur - ETA and Basque Political Violence; M.Wieviorka - Violent Exchanges: Reflections on Political Violence in Colombia; M.Deas - Index

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